[Haskell-cafe] Cabal install on Windows 7

Peter Verswyvelen bugfact at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 10:17:20 EDT 2009

Ouch, right, I forgot the default is global. It works fine with cabal
install --user. And of course I could have edited the default config
file, setting user-install: True

Well, maybe for newbies this might be a bit confusing.

Typically, under Windows Vista or 7 when you try to install something
that requires admin rights, you get a popup window asking if it's okay
to do so. Would be great to have this support built into Cabal?

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 3:45 PM, John Van Enk<vanenkj at gmail.com> wrote:
> Might it make sense to try and get the concept of "global" and "user"
> working in Windows? (It may already, but I noticed that the default seems to
> be global.")
> I don't know what technical challenges there are, but the ApplicationData
> directory (or AppData, or whatever) seems like a good place to stick user
> cabal packages.
> /jve
> On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 9:31 AM, Peter Verswyvelen <bugfact at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I tried the "cabal install" command on Windows 7, and I had to run it
>> with administrative privileges, otherwise I got access denied (it
>> failed to create the Haskell folder in C:\Program Files)
>> Not sure if this is also the case on Vista.
>> Is this the intended behavior?
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